Premier Kathy Dunderdale has served notice to Newfoundland and Labrador’s civil servants that another large pay increase won’t be in the cards once their current contracts expire. The last four-year contract saw civil servants receive a 21.5% increase in salary, with an 8% raise in the first year alone – but Dunderdale says that the next contract can’t be nearly as lucrative. “Our spending at the rate that we’ve been doing over the last eight years — and it has been very necessary for a number of very good reasons to do that — is not sustainable in the long run,” Dunderdale told the CBC.

Source: CBC